Upgrades to Dalyston and Cowes Recreation Reserves begin
New change rooms for Dalyston Recreation Reserve
The wait is over. Local builders TS Constructions have commenced construction of the new home and away change rooms at Dalyston Recreation Reserve.
This project is valued at $733,060 and is Stage 1 of an overall social and change facility plan that has been funded through Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2017/18 Renewal Program 2017/2018. The change rooms will be located on the western side of the oval, as outlined in the updated Dalyston Recreation Reserve Master Plan, 2017.
The change rooms will feature a new warm up area for both home and away teams and include unisex features, providing female sporting teams such as the Bass Coast Breakers with adequate change facilities to utilise. The building will also include new umpire change rooms ensuring umpires enjoy a greater level of comfort when officiating at the Reserve.
Council has worked closely with the Dalyston Football Netball Club and the Dalyston Recreation Reserve Committee of Management to complete the design of the new change facility, which was led by DB Design in Wonthaggi.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, was excited to see this project get off the ground.
“The existing change rooms at Dalyston Recreation Reserve have been in a poor condition for a considerable time now and we are excited to be able to provide the Dalyston community with a brand new facility,” Cr Rothfield said.
“Council continues to be committed to investing in our local sporting facilities and infrastructure, which we know, also provides many benefits to the broader community.”
It is anticipated the works will be completed prior to the completion of the 2018 football season. Planning is now underway with the Dalyston Football Netball Club and the Dalyston Recreation Reserve Committee of Management to fundraise and deliver the social room component of the project.
New netball change facility first step for new look Cowes Recreation Reserve
The imminent construction of the new home and visitor netball change facilities and visitor football and football umpire change facilities at Cowes Recreation Reserve are the first steps in a major overhaul for the Cowes Recreation Reserve.
The new change facility will be located between the netball courts and oval and provide the Phillip Island Football Netball Club with new accessible facilities for its members and visiting teams.
The $430,000 project has been funded through a significant cash and in-kind contribution by the Phillip Island Football Netball Club, Bendigo Community Bank Cowes and San Remo, Bass Coast Shire Council and Sport and Recreation Victoria through their Country Football and Netball Program.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, was pleased to see another important community assest being supported by Council in partnership with the community.
“Council knows how important sporting clubs are to the social fabric of each community. Whether you are hosting teams from other towns in a sporting match or managing a local event, the quality of the facilities at the venue are really important,” Cr Rothfield said.
“The facilities become a real source of pride and for many locals are utilised all year round. We hope the new rooms reflect this for Cowes.”
It is anticipated the new facility will be completed and ready for use by August/September this year.
Council officers are currently in planning with representatives of the Phillip Island Football Netball Club regarding the design for the refurbishment of the existing football change rooms and the redevelopment of the netball courts.